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This captivating palace, full of symbolic statues, is situated just inside the Citadel’s main entrance.
Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
+84 90 528 58 52
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The palace has been renovated a number of times but still holds a wealth of history and a stunning ornate timber roof, make sure you include it in your itinerary for the Citadel.

Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Among some imperial palaces now at Hue, this building is most important "crown palace" where every single kings of the dynasty crowned. Until now at the central of the palace, we kept intact "golden chair". For Vietnamese in general, locals in particular they always respect...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Another must do stop in the citadel, again well restored, and provides some interesting history on the recent rulers of Vietnam. Worth taking some time on the citadel tour to understand

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Right behind the main entrance, this vast and richly-decorated building, very well restored, gives a stunning first look to the Imperial Palace and a good idea of the splendor of the N'guyen dynasty. My only regret: no pictures inside...

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It is one of the surviving palace buildings within the old Imperial Citadel. It is a beautiful Nguyen palace with original furniture, fittings, decoration and artwork. Many of the palaces in the citadel are damaged, however, this palace is in a good condition.

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We hired bikes ($2 per day) from DMZ and cycled to the Citadel. I recommend it, the place is huge. It wasn't difficult to leave the bikes (V Dong 10,000 per bike) and go into the Palace. This was interesting, though much has been destroyed...More

Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed 5 December 2017

One of the surviving palace buildings within the old Imperial Enclosure, this is a long wooden building mounted upon a high flat platform. Interesting decoration and artwork.

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A beautiful Nguyen palace with original furniture and fittings, specifically for each Nguyen king so memorialized. Has an alter for each along with his Royal bed. Great video presentation inside helps with understanding it all. Enjoy!

Thank David B L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Many palaces in the citadel are damaged. However, this palace is in a good condition. I am not sure whether it is restored or not. Very easy to find as you enter the main gate for ticket checking.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 August 2017

loved the place, took lots of photos. there are lots of explanations so it shed some lights on the traumatic history of Vietnam..

Thank lucsky
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